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Gang announcements 2010 11
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Gang announcements 2010 11
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Gang announcements 2010 11
Gang announcements 2010 11
Gang announcements 2010 11
Gang announcements 2010 11
Gang announcements 2010 11
Gang announcements 2010 11
Gang announcements 2010 11
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Gang announcements 2010 11
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  • 1. Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group<br />November 17, 2010<br />
  • 2. 2010 Executive Officers<br />President – David Giard<br />Vice-President – John Hopkins<br />Treasurer – Kent Fehribach<br />Secretary – Gerhard Weiss<br />
  • 3. Chris Roland, Webmaster<br />Shelly Noll, Femme Fatale<br />Kelly Brownsberger, Secret Agent Man<br />Jennifer Marsman, Microsoft Liaison<br />2010 Volunteers<br />
  • 4. Contact us<br />www.migang.org<br />E-mail<br />president@migang.org<br />vp@migang.org<br />secretary@migang.org<br />treasurer@migang.org<br />webmaster@migang.org<br />pr@migang.org<br />www.migang.org/news.rss<br />twitter.com/gangannounce<br />tinyurl.com/GangLinkedIn<br />tinyurl.com/GangFacebook<br />tinyurl.com/GangCalendar<br />
  • 5. This meeting sponsored by<br />
  • 6. Gold Sponsor<br />Telerik Ultimate Collection for .NET<br />RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX<br />Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC<br />RadControls for Silverlight<br />RadControls for WinForms<br />RadControls for WPF<br />Telerik Reporting<br />Telerik Open Access ORM<br />TelerikJustCode<br />TelerikJustMock<br />WebUI Test Studio Developer Edition<br />$1999 Value!<br />
  • 7. Annual Sponsor<br />
  • 8. Sponsors<br />
  • 9. Sponsors<br />
  • 10. Discounts for our members<br />Manning<br />www.Manning.com<br />36% off<br />Enter discount code “UG367”<br />MSDN Magazine<br />20% off subscription<br />1 Year (12 issues) $35.00 $28.00<br />2 year (24 issues) $60.00 $48.00<br />(866)‐293‐3194<br />Promo code: A0EUG1<br />
  • 11. INETA Offers<br />Pluralsight<br />Free Guest Pass into the Pluralsight On-Demand! Library <br />tinyurl.com/PSGuestPass<br />Wrox/Wiley <br />40% off select Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4.0 books to user group members through 6/30. <br />See the list at ineta.org/offers U<br />Use promo code WVS10<br />O’Reilly<br />50% off ebook purchases from O’Reilly for a limited time<br />40% off print book purchases for user group members<br />Use discount code DSUG when ordering online<br />oreilly.com/store<br />Windows Azure<br />Free One-Month Pass<br />azurepassusa.cloudapp.net<br />
  • 12. Supporting Members<br />
  • 13. Supporting Members<br />
  • 14. 2010 GANG Goals<br />Get members more engaged and involved<br />Increase meeting attendance by 50%<br />Increase supporting membership by 30%<br />Continue to attract high-quality speakers<br />Increase sponsorship by 100%<br />Finish year in the black financially<br />
  • 15. 2010 GANG Goals<br />Get members more engaged and involved<br />Lightning Talks<br />Network Time<br />Social Hour at Copper Canyon Brewery<br />Motor City Codeslingers<br />Volunteers<br />Membership Drive<br />Food Drive<br />
  • 16. 2010 GANG Goals<br />Increase meeting attendance by 50%<br />2009 Average: 34 / meeting<br />2010 Average: 54 / meeting<br />Last 6 months Average: 65.5 / meeting<br />
  • 17. 2010 GANG Goals<br />Increase supporting membership by 30%<br />2009: 27 Supporting Members<br />2010 (Jan-Oct): 23 Supporting Members<br />
  • 18. 2010 GANG Goals<br />Continue to attract high-quality speakers<br />Mike Amundsen<br />Jamie Wright<br />Jennifer Marsman<br />Jeff McWherter<br />Cameron Skinner<br />Chris Marinos<br />Bill Wagner<br />Len Smith<br />Randy Pagels<br />Jim Holmes<br />Chet Kloss<br />Nino Benvenuti<br />
  • 19. 2010 GANG Goals<br />Increase sponsorship by 100%<br />“Upgraded” food<br />Hundreds of thousands of dollars of SWAG<br />
  • 20. 2010 GANG Goals<br />Finish year in the black financially<br />2009<br />No food for last few meetings<br />December: -$300<br />2010<br />Paid off debt from last year<br />December: >$1,500<br />
  • 21. Other 2010 Accomplishments<br />MessageBox.Show Newsletter<br />Monthly E-Mails<br />Upgraded web site<br />Personalized Name Badge<br />Signage during the meeting<br />Membership Drive<br />Food Drive<br />Increased Social Networking (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)<br />PayPal<br />
  • 22. Any First-Time Attendees?<br />
  • 23. Upcoming GANG Meetings<br />
  • 24. Other User Groups<br />
  • 25. Upcoming Events<br />
  • 26. Project Phoenix<br />Win a free MSDN Universal subscription<br />Unemployed and Underemployed Developers are eligible<br />Propose a project for a non-profit<br />Winner chosen each week in 2010<br />tinyurl.com/PhoenixMSDN<br />
  • 27. Some Good Programs<br />BizSpark and WebSiteSpark<br />Low-cost Microsoft software for small businesses<br />Microsoft.com/BizSpark<br />Microsoft.com/WebSiteSpark<br />
  • 28. Imagine Cup<br />Student Competition<br />Looking for mentors<br />ImagineCup.us<br />
  • 29. CafePress.com/MiGang<br />
  • 30. December Social Event<br />Thursday December 9 2010<br />Vote on location<br />Plum Hollow Lanes Bowling Alley<br />Copper Canyon<br />TGI Friday’s<br />
  • 31. Job Announcements<br /><ul><li>Local Job Openings
  • 32. Developers Looking for Work</li></li></ul><li>Food Drive Tonight<br />Bring a non-perishable food item to the November GANG meeting<br />Food will be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Detroit <br />tinyurl.com/GangFoodDrive<br />Donate for a chance to win an MSDN Universal subscription<br />Receive a raffle ticket for each can or dollar donated<br />
  • 33. Elections<br />Elections are held after the tonight’s meeting<br />All officer positions are open<br />President<br />Vice President<br />Secretary<br />Treasurer<br />Must be a sponsoring member to vote<br />Must be a sponsoring member to run<br />
  • 34. Social Hour<br /><ul><li>Immediately following this meeting
  • 35. Not a sponsored event!</li></ul>Copper Canyon Brewery and Restaurant<br />27522 Northwestern Hwy<br />
  • 36. Fabulous Prizes!<br />“SWAG doesn’t kill people. People kill people (sometimes with SWAG).”<br /> -unknown<br />
  • 37. Fabulous Prizes!<br />Raffle Ticket Picker<br />
  • 38. Drive Safely<br />

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